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Live at Rich Stadium on 1989-07-04

Topics Live concert

Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, Cold Rain & Snow, Walkin' Blues, Row Jimmy, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Stagger Lee, Looks Like Rain, Deal Touch Of Gray, Women Are Smarter, Ship of Fools-> Playin' In The Band Reprise-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home-> All Along The Watchtower-> Morning Dew-> Not Fade Away, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Rich Stadium
Location Orchard Park, NY



AUD>MC>DAT>CDR; Seeded to etree by Tim W


Reviewer: thejunkwasrockin - - August 20, 2015
Subject: good mellow real yellow
what can't be said bout this show that ain't already been said? they had just finished the filming for the video for touch of grey like a coupla hours before, so they prolly were real tired, but it ain't show much inthis show because they are smokin hard. i mean HARD. talk about awesome.
Reviewer: Aeiferle - - August 18, 2015
Subject: So many memories
I was at this show, I was 17, Brent still brings me to tears. CSN opened/ I was on field. I remember some guy foaming at the mouth in front of us, but other than trip man, everything was awesome. This and alipe valley this year were shows that were never matched again although we had alot of fun in the years that followed, I miss it so, :) ;) ;) theres nothing left to do but
Reviewer: njpg - - December 18, 2013
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Reviewer: nja - - October 28, 2012
Subject: A great night.
Yes, I was there too. And I never was someone who did a tour at a time. I just finished high school and was getting ready for college at Indiana University, but we drove from Chicago to Foxboro, where our car broke dowm before the 7/2/89 sho but by maybe the next morning (I think we actually sleep outside of the garage), easy fix, so on 7/3, we're thinking we have to get from Foxboro to Buffalo. And to meet up with our friends. Ended up, never saw our hometown friends again, except at home 2 days later. I'm sure we all have some crazy stories like this re: Dead Shows. I'd love to hear them. Peace, -Nick
Reviewer: dreatimeland - - July 8, 2012
Subject: reviews are so subjective aren`t they?
I am amused by the lower ratings of this show. The audio is quality. It is part of the archive collection for some reason. NFA from this show, was used as part of the latest GD movie 2012. Apparently the remaining members of the GD are satisfied with it. As well, Jerry and Brent looked so happy and played wonderfully on the NFA footage.
Reviewer: squeeze - - June 28, 2012
Subject: Looks Like Rain . . . .
It was a sunny day, but it started raining when Bobby sang out "It looks like rain . . . .".
Now I'm going to go listen to the show for the first time since 1989!!!! Thanks tapers. Hug . . . . = )
Reviewer: danielinvermont - - June 26, 2012
Subject: Actually 10,000 Maniacs opened, not CSN.
CSN opened the following year. It was a fairly good show. Deal & Watchtower had Jerry rocking' his heart out. Also the interplay between him and Brent during NFA was particularly good. I went in early to see 10,000 Maniacs. there were only about 100 people.
Reviewer: vidyadhar66 - - January 5, 2012
Subject: this is the show
If i couldA bin there I would of been there, what a terrific sound and spirit , just no SHAKEDOWN STREET
Reviewer: cosmic charlie how do you do - - December 24, 2011
Subject: loved this tour...
went to i think 10 shows on this tour...and being from albany new york...had to truck on up to buffalo...thank you for the upload...great times...oh shit...flash back...double thank you....::::::::)))))))....
Reviewer: dupree413 - - December 20, 2011
Subject: 1990 was Better
Just my opionion - but I thought the following year at Rich Stadium (not the place to see the boys) was better.

It certainly seemed like the '86 show was more than 3 years prior to this one at the time. I would guess much of that had to do with Jerry's improved health. Still - having played at Silver Stadium in Rochester in '87 and '88 - Rich Stadium seemed like an enormous concrete venue.

But what can you do? Smile smile smile

Perhaps they had video rigs up and decided to release this, I am not sure.

Nice suprise for a 1st set LLR. The playing is solid. Second set is good but not as good (again in my opin) as the boys would crank out the following July.
3 stars and by now most people have the dvd or the album as a fellow commentator noted below.
Reviewer: GrovoWaddingsworth - - December 19, 2011
Subject: Rich Stadium = Great Vibes
This album was stellar!

Such a majestic performance, really brings me back to hear this again!
Reviewer: KarlB - - September 8, 2011
Subject: Great Show
I was at this show just in front of the sounboard, it was a fantastic with a great sunny day for an outdoor show CSN opened the show it was a magical day spent with my friends !
Reviewer: Clydefrog4963 - - February 28, 2011
Subject: Spectacular.
The recording isn't great, but this has become one of my favorite shows. It really sounds a lot better when jammed loud in a car. This is a great set-list. The space is abnormally good and blends nicely to a great "i will take you home." Decent touch, Jerry is great on terrapin. A nice when i paint my masterpiece and a great row jimmy. Brent is great through the whole show, very nice morning dew. Stagger Lee fits nice between masterpiece and LLR. Love Brent's vocals on Man smart, women smarter....I don't know guys, this is a great late 80's.
Reviewer: Deadheadable - - January 6, 2011
Subject: Jerry's Voice
Hey Now...HAAAAAA his voice was fine, ya all read into the hype....LISTEN TO THE MUSIC............and re evaluate...........Garcia later!
Reviewer: schafer8178 - - December 16, 2010
Subject: awesome
bothe my parents where at this show roughly 15 rows back front the stage wierd huh
Reviewer: JRogers71 - - October 25, 2010
Subject: Great sound
After tweaking windows EQ got killer sound and the best bass I've heard come out of these computer speakers. Thanks.
Reviewer: fool on board - - September 5, 2010
Subject: home town delight!
the show in foxborough 2 nights prior opend 1st set with
playin->crazy fingers(wow!!hows that for a set opener) ...the playin was just up to the jam where they cut it off and went into crazy fingers
and i waited the entire show for them to pop back
into the reprise but alas it was not to be.
Did they forget about it??? I have no idea.
but you can imagine my delight when 2 days later in my home town of Buffalo when the better part of the way through the second set the come creeping out of ship of fools to finish it off with the playin reprise!!!! yeah!Now thats a band! I dont know who else noticed it at the time
or later for that matter!? When i met back up w/friend after the show who had been with me in foxborough (who know there Dead) they seem to think i was off my rocker. but off course the tapes later upheld my version of this unusual occurence. I dont know if this has happend before
or after but i knew it happend that night.
being there i thought fox borrough was the better of the 2 shows but the tapes seem to indicate otherwise.
Reviewer: ArtisanSound - - July 30, 2010
Subject: what a way to open a show
This one was a lot of fun for those who were there, especially the opening 3 songs.
Reviewer: justanothernic - - February 4, 2010
Subject: 5 stars is really pushing it
Decent show by all means, really major screw-ups that I've noticed. But 5 stars is a serious stretch.

Jerry's voice is weary at this point, the tempo is down for a couple of tunes, and the whole set just feels like a mediocore late 80's show.

Levels aren't anything to write home about either.

I'm giving it 3 because while it's solid, it pales in comparison to a number of shows around here.
Reviewer: bz studio,orlando,fl - - February 3, 2010
Subject: Great Show
Traveled the east tour and this was a highlight. Very high energetic show here.
Reviewer: lucichristifer - - May 11, 2009
Subject: bestest buffalo?
was this the choice venue of the east or am i wrong? well just ask the brothers and N2O heads @ the 4-21-2009 show. what a scene. [need some overhead photos posted].
Reviewer: wolfmanjack - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Better AUD
Of the two AUD sources on the archive at this time this is the better of the two, imo.

I had fun at this show and was pleasantly surprised with its power. I thought Rich Stadium in 1986 was rather weak but never really had high expectations for the GD"s high profile/stadium shows for that matter. Nonetheless I remember leaving with a good feeling from this one.
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